Members of the Locust Valley High School Science Olympiad team won four medals in the Eastern Nassau Science Olympiad Regional Competition on Feb. 1. Competing against 45 teams in 20 events, two teams of Locust Valley students earned second-, fourth- and fifth-place medals.

 The competition, which is based on exams and lab work, relies on building and engineering, encompassing all areas of science. Examples include maglev cars, boomilever, chemistry lab, astronomy, anatomy, optics, disease detectives and forensics.

The winners were: second place, Chem Lab – Christopher Lee and Tazim Merchant; second place, Disease Detectives – Jung Seo (Joe) Kim and Justin Wei; fourth place, Disease Detectives – Isaac Park and Ishan Prasad; fifth place, Write It, Do It – Konrad Matthaei and Joe Palumbo.

Valedictorian Joe Palumbo is the high school’s all-time leading medal winner with five medals over the past four years.

The district congratulates the entire Science Olympiad team and their coaches Walter Gurzynski, Courtney McKay, Doug Notti and Chris Schmid on all their hard work.